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Friday, June 22, 2012

F3 A Catch 22

     I looked at the entry in the journal. Round Metal Plate: "The type of metal is unknown, something highly durable, but completely jet black. It's not iron. There is a layer of seasoned cooking oil on it to prevent rust. There is text around the edge stamped into the metal at the time of its making. In Italian it reads: 'Dedicated to Vesta and all the bounties that spring forth from her hearth.' "

      I turned the plate over and around in my hands. I knew the rest of the entry. Usually when it came to items bearing some kind of enchantment, Max and I had chosen to destroy them to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. But this, this I knew why he had spared it. I also knew why he didn't use it. I wondered, too, what harm could there be in eating an enchanted pizza baked on the plate. Would it really be so bad? What's the worst that could happen? It was dedicated to the goddess of the hearth. What harm could come from pizza blessed by a goddess?
      I very carefully put the plate back on the shelf. It should be tested, but I had no safe way to test it. I could very easily become addicted to such a pizza. I should never, ever use it. I just didn't have the heart to destroy it, either.

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